17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.390 W 085° 16.377
16S E 657783 N 3864035
Quick Description: This marker to the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry is located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 4:22:38 PM
Waymark Code: WME772
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
This marker to the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The regiment was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in June 12, 1861. This is one of five markers to the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry on the battlefield.






Text on the front of the marker

Plaque is missing


17th Indiana,
Commanded by Maj. William T. Jones
   First Brigade - Col. John T. Wilder
   Fourth Division. - Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Reynolds.
   Fourteenth Army Corps. - Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-782
  LCS ID: 100246




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

The marker contributes to the national significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position near Wilder Tower.



Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Bronze
2. 
Superstructure
Limestone
3. 
Substructure
Limestone


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1898
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
2. Wikipedia - 17th Indiana Infantry Regiment




Note
Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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